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The Sport of Basketball. By Chase Gibson. The Founder . James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. He was an athletic director at a local YMCA in Springfield, MA. The first game was played with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets used as goals. The Components. Dribbling.

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The Sport ofBasketball

By Chase Gibson


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The Founder

  • James Naismith invented basketball in 1891.

  • He was an athletic director at a local YMCA in Springfield, MA.

  • The first game was played with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets used as goals.



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Dribbling

  • It’s important when dribbling a ball to have your knees bent.

  • Keep your hand over the ball at all times with your palm facing the floor. Continue to bounce the ball continuously.

  • Always keep your eyes up to view the whole floor at all times.


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Shooting

  • Always have your body aligned squarely with the basket.

  • Have your palm under the ball with the middle finger in the middle of the ball.

  • Your weak side hand will be on the side of the basketball to help guide the ball to the rim.

  • Have elbow in tight, aligned directly with the basket.

  • Follow through shooting the ball toward the goal where wrist and hand will be flexed in the air

  • Instruction available at www.shotperfect.com



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Passing

  • See who you are passing to.

  • Always step toward the person receiving the pass.

  • Ball should be positioned at the chest.

  • Release the ball.

  • Palms should be facing outward after the pass


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Defense

  • Object is to stay in front of opponent and prevent them from scoring, without fouling.

  • Have knees bent, butt down, chest out, arms out to the sides, and eyes following your opponent.

  • When opponent moves slide your body without crossing your legs to stay in front of them.

  • Prevent your opponent from scoring.


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Defense Wins Championships

  • When opponents points per game are limited to under 95 ppg. teams have higher winning percentages.

  • Based on the NBA.


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